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Poster: brewster Date: Jun 4, 2009 2:58pm
Forum: texts Subject: new bookreader interface

The Internet Archive has released its new bookreader, and it is the one that you get if you click "read online" or click on the animated gif on a book page.

This one has nifty URL's that allow one to get to a particular page, so bookmarks or citations will work.

Also, the images can be zoomed to 100% and the archive.org scans (the color ones) are really pretty.

Please use it! if you have comments you can write them here, if you have suggestions or bug reports, please click on the link on the page to put it into launchpad so the engineers will see it and prioritize.

This work was done mostly by Michael Ang and Raj Kumar with funding from the Sloan Foundation and the Library of Congress.

More good stuff to come.

Onward!

-brewster

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Poster: stbalbach Date: Jun 4, 2009 5:17pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: new bookreader interface

Congrats to Michael and Raj. Couple positive things and comments:

1. Unlike the beta version, when clicking the browsers back page button it will go right back to the work page in a single jump. Excellent, I was hoping this would be in the final version.

2. The 2-page zoom automatically re-sizes to fit the screen size. So maximizing my browser window automatically increases the page size. That is very cool.

3. It's now possible to link to a page within a book with a unique (and simple to understand) URL. Excellent. My only suggestion would be the ability to have a search term highlighted at the same time - so I can link to a page with a certain word(s) highlighted. Google has this functionality and I often use it (Wikipedia citations for example).

4. Embedding is excellent. Wish we had more docs or examples how to do it?

5. The reader doesn't show the book cover. Is the only option to load the DjVu version or download the PDF?

6. Is it still called "flipbook"?

Looks great!
Stephen


This post was modified by stbalbach on 2009-06-05 00:17:38

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Poster: stbalbach Date: Jun 4, 2009 5:23pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: new bookreader interface

To answer #5 re: book cover.

In two page mode it doesn't display, but switching to 1-page mode it can be seen.

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Poster: mpsas77 Date: Jun 12, 2009 5:28am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: new bookreader interface

Excellent format! Thank you.

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Poster: brewster Date: Jun 4, 2009 6:03pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: new bookreader interface

thank you for the feedback.

on the name: it is part of our upcoming "bookserver" package, so instead of trying to keep lots of names alive, we just say "read online". informally and internally, it is the Internet Archive book reader.

-brewster

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Poster: mail2min Date: Jun 13, 2009 1:19am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: new bookreader interface

It seems that the new bookreader doesn't give the button "print". The old one had it on the right margin, and by means of clicking it one could download the text viewed.
Is it right ? Or in the upcoming version, will you add such a fuction ?

This post was modified by mail2min on 2009-06-13 08:19:58

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Poster: brewster Date: Jun 13, 2009 5:53am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: new bookreader interface



click on the link that is the title and you will go to the details page that has all the printable options (and more metadata)

-brewster

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Poster: mail2min Date: Jun 13, 2009 10:04pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: new bookreader interface

Thank you for your nice invention and kind advice. Concerning Downloading, I found that I can make it with button "http".